Robbie Tomkins began his career in the nail industry while working for nail art brand Rock Beauty London, sister brand of nail and makeup giant Ciaté, after he began painting nails to 'help out' at press days and fashion shows. Being spotted by Jenny Longworth on instagram led to Robbie joining her London Fashion Week team for Michael Van Der Ham. Robbie's creativity, passion and attention to detail is unquestionable and his presence on set is cementing his reputation as one of the most fun people to work with in the industry.
He has quickly established himself as one of the leading male manicurists in the UK with an impressive portfolio of clients including Vogue (UK, Italian, Brazilian, Russian), ELLE, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, DNA, Numéro, Porter Magazine, Manifesto, NOTION, Wylde Magazine, Stylist,Amica, Glass Magazine, and Wonderland.
His celebrity list includes Liv Tyler, Hailey Baldwin, Ashley Graham, Deepika Padukone, Erin O’Connor, Gabriella Wilde, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko.
Robbie has worked at New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks for brands including Halpern, Gucci, Moschino (LCM), Michael Van Der Ham, David Koma, Ashish, TOPSHOP, Aspinal, Phoebe English, Zhandra Rhodes and Alice Archer.
He has collaborated with renowned photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Boo George, Colin Dodgson, Glen Luchford, Kevin Sinclair, Matt Easton, Cedric Buchet, Marcus Ohlsson, Josh Olins, Chris Brooks, Simon Emmett, Vicky King, Giocond & August, Johnny Kangasniemi, Elliot Kennedy, Katja Mayer, Philip Messmann, Letty Schmiterlow and Thurstan Redding.